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The Crazy Thing Rescue Crews Used To Save Trapped Boy

A 12-year-old Adelaide boy has been rescued after getting stuck in a cave during a school excursion in Naracoorte. Just after 3pm yesterday the year 7 student became wedged in a crevice about 15 metres underground.

After failed attempts to free the boy emergency services were called in. The fast thinking crews chipped away at rocks and used olive oil and a harness to eventually wriggle the boy free just after 8pm. Police have praised the efforts of SES and CFS volunteers.

Pilgrim Primary School principal Nigel Bennett told the Naracoorte Herald that the students were on a school camp when the 12-year-old slipped and became stuck in the Wet Cave located in Naracoorte's National Park. .

"His foot became stuck in an area of the cave which they call ‘the slot’,” he said.

The youngster received minor grazes and was taken to Naracoorte Hospital for assessment. It's understood the boy's parents are travelling to Naracoorte to be with him.

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